Colleges Near Des Plaines

Colleges and universities near me in the Des Plaines, Illinois area

There 80 colleges within 50 miles enrolling a total of 519,344 students.

Located in Illinois with a population of 58,364, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Des Plaines. Driving time to these schools from Des Plaines should be less than 1 hours. The top rated college in the area is University of Chicago in Chicago. The largest college in the area is University of Illinois at Chicago enrolling 31,683 students.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Des Plaines.


80 results

Oakton Community College
O
Des Plaines, IL
 
Oakton Community College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 8,454enrollment
  • $6,341net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

2 miles from Des Plaines

Christian Life College
C
Mount Prospect, IL
 
Christian Life College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 70enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

3 miles from Des Plaines

City Colleges of Chicago Wilbur Wright College
C
Chicago, IL
 
City Colleges of Chicago Wilbur Wright College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 9,777enrollment
  • $3,019net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

8 miles from Des Plaines

Hebrew Theological College
H
Skokie, IL
 
Hebrew Theological College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 167enrollment
  • $18,580net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.24*Avg GPA

7 miles from Des Plaines

The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg
I
Schaumburg, IL
 
The Illinois Institute of Art Schaumburg

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 383enrollment
  • $16,922net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

7 miles from Des Plaines

University of Phoenix Chicago Campus
P
Schaumburg, IL
 
University of Phoenix Chicago Campus

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 54enrollment
  • -net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

7 miles from Des Plaines

Northwestern College
N
Chicago, IL
 
Northwestern College

Private 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 67enrollment
  • $25,864net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Des Plaines

Triton College
T
River Grove, IL
 
Triton College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 10,529enrollment
  • $5,396net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Des Plaines

Concordia University Chicago
C
River Forest, IL
 
Concordia University Chicago

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#22 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 6,005enrollment
  • $17,051net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 1010-1180SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.02Avg GPA

11 miles from Des Plaines

Elmhurst College
E
Elmhurst, IL
Elmhurst College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 3,426enrollment
  • $22,791net price
  • 68%acceptance rate
  • 990-1210SAT range
  • 20-26ACT range
  • 3.32Avg GPA

10 miles from Des Plaines

North Park University
N
Chicago, IL
North Park University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#20 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,900enrollment
  • $20,068net price
  • 48%acceptance rate
  • 970-1180SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA

11 miles from Des Plaines

Northeastern Illinois University
N
Chicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Illinois

  • 8,103enrollment
  • $14,941net price
  • 58%acceptance rate
  • 910-1120SAT range
  • 15-22ACT range
  • 2.87Avg GPA

10 miles from Des Plaines

Dominican University
D
River Forest, IL
Dominican University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 2,990enrollment
  • $19,280net price
  • 64%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1200SAT range
  • 19-25ACT range
  • 3.59Avg GPA

10 miles from Des Plaines

Harper College
H
Palatine, IL
Harper College

Public 2 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 13,530enrollment
  • $7,080net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Des Plaines

Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
C
Addison, IL
 
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 27,629enrollment
  • $23,715net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

9 miles from Des Plaines

Telshe Yeshiva Chicago
T
Chicago, IL
 
Telshe Yeshiva Chicago

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 88enrollment
  • $6,450net price
  • 92%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

10 miles from Des Plaines

Northwestern University
N
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#15 Best Colleges in America

  • 22,127enrollment
  • $26,196net price
  • 9%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1550SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.92*Avg GPA

12 miles from Des Plaines

Trinity International University
T
Deerfield, IL
 
Trinity International University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#19 Best Private Colleges in Illinois

  • 1,775enrollment
  • $21,218net price
  • 60%acceptance rate
  • 930-1160SAT range
  • 18-26ACT range
  • 3.37*Avg GPA

11 miles from Des Plaines

FAQ's

The closest community college is Oakton Community College and is 2.1 miles from Des Plaines. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Oakton Community College are $3,985 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Oakton Community College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.